Teenage is when your skin undergoes a lot of changes (much like your life), thanks to puberty and the hormonal changes. This is why teenagers have to constantly deal with excessive oil production, blackheads, clogged pores and acne. It is important therefore to adapt a suitable skincare regimen in your teens, if you want your skin to thank you in the later years.
The primary motive of your skincare regimen should be to balance your skin’s pH levels and control oil production. A little bit of effort coupled with a few gentle products is all it takes to form a dedicated first skincare routine.
Read on to find out everything about a proper skincare routine every teenager needs to follow...
Step 01: Cleanse
As a teenager, cleansing should form the most important step in your skincare routine. Cleansing properly will help remove impurities and any excess oil. Once you’ve figured out your skin type, start your day with a face wash that is specially meant for your skin type. However, double cleanse your face at the end of the day to get rid of any makeup residue, dirt, oil, or dead skin that’s sitting on your skin.
Step 02: Tone
After cleansing your face, you need to use a toner to help rebalance the pH levels of your skin. This is a key step because it helps manage oil production, tightens pores, and prevents acne. A good toner will also help remove any lingering makeup residue–you’ll be surprised how you can miss makeup around your hairline!
Step 03: Exfoliate
Teenage skin goes through a lot of hormonal surges, and hence it is really important to keep it well exfoliated. Exfoliating your skin will prevent blocked pores and keep your skin thoroughly clean. You can use the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub that is dermatologically tested and has 100% natural ingredients to keep your skin soft and glowing. Pick a variant with ingredients that work for your skin type. But remember to exfoliate only 2-3 times a week and be as gentle as possible.
Step 04: Moisturise
If you think that just because your skin is oily, you can skip using the moisturiser, then you could not be more wrong. If you don’t hydrate oily skin, your skin will produce more oil in an effort to compensate for the lack of moisture. The Pond’s Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel is 80% water based and has a super lightweight texture that makes it perfect for teenage skin. Use this moisturiser at least twice a day after you cleanse and tone your skin.
Step 05: Sunscreen
The earlier you endorse this habit, the better for your skin. Sunscreens not only prevent tanning, but they also protect your skin against dark spots, pigmentation and sun burns. You can use the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion Sunscreen. This sunscreen blocks up to 97% harmful sun rays and protects your skin from sun damage.